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Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
texas intermediate crude oil go up $6 per barrel in comparison to the week previous and gasoline futures went up $15. and so those are some pretty huge price jumps. we have seen the petroleum markets drop a little bit since then. there's a lot of concern and prices at the pump have been going up. on the other hand, things aren't as bad as they were a year ago. in fact, if people can remember labor day back in 2012, the national average is $3.83 per gallon. so, you know, it's a lot cheaper than a year ago but you can expect to see higher prices in the days ahead. >> michael, i appreciate it. have a great labor day weekend. michael green with aaa with us. stay tuned. more news in just a moment here on al-jazeera. saudi arabia for that. ♪ make >>> hello again, everyone, i'm tony harris. here is the latest from al-jazeera. president obama addressed the topic of military intervention in syria today. he says he has not made a final decision but the u.s. is considering a, quote, limited narrow act. the president made it clear he considered syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to national
Aug 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
of texas in the last five years. roughly one million lost jobs in california. it is amazing. one of the points i made for writing a book on this, what we are seeing is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that do not get it right, and my state, and states that do get it right, like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. one of the interesting things is texas does a much better job, in my opinion, of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. california is more of a welfare state. it indoctrinates immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas for jobs. people go to california for welfare. you are seeing the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. >> stephen moore from a recent discussion we covered. when you see some of those clips, the video portions, you can see them all in our video library. he was comparing jobs in california and texas. we will go to texas next. john, o
Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
growth in texas. many have probably seen him on tv. it ordered member of the wall street journal, he writes about immigration, taxes, many things. i am sure you have read his articles. he has been an advocate for years, a scholar, and we are privileged to have you here, steve. thank you for coming. youthing you do well is look state-by-state a lot. you talk about growth and you look at the state and evidence. and what are growing role are immigrants playing in the country? >> first of all, when amity called me and asked me to come here to dallas to speak, i leapt amthe opportunity, because i an admirer of george w. bush. thank you for the invitation. thunder a little bit when you talk about four percent growth year it i would add to what you said, that i do not think we can accomplish four percent growth without immigration. it is a precondition to get to that higher growth rate. it may be too low. we are in the fourth leader -- year of non-recovery. there is no reason the economy cannot he recovering much faster than it is geared five, six, or seven percent growth. it is interesting
Aug 12, 2013 8:00am EDT
with three stars. every three-star had to address all. i went to the reserve center in texas to address the reserve component. and we are stressing three things. first of all, the real emphasis on the east coast training at every level, both in the entry level training and then continuing our pme and the list of officers to talk about expected conduct and the ethos of being a warrior and treating everyone with fairness and dignity. the last thing is we are taking a hard look at being able to harden the target if you will by getting the supervision back on the reserve component, getting supervision into the places like hotels where they spend their time during the drill weekends to ensure the proper level supervision is there and that you ensure the folks that would come in and do harm are identified quickly and separated just as quickly. >> the navy is doing the same thing as the marine corps. we are very much into the barracks come in to where our sailors are on the drill weekend and throughout the week. we found that about 50% of the reports have to do with alcohol, and so we are push
Aug 8, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. these are just rough numbers, about a million new jobs in the state of texas in the last five years. roughly a million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. points is what we are seeing right now is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it right, my home state of illinois that don't get it right and states that do get it right like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing is texas and california are the two highest immigration states. the tax system is a much better job of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. tell a foreign more of a welfare invites immigrants and the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people come to california for welfare grade i think you see the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. see that entire event coming up today at 5:00 eastern. live at 7:00, c-span will host a town hall looking at immigration a
Aug 3, 2013 2:00am PDT
, meaningless roll calls, meaningless speeches as they say down in texas, it's all hat and no cattle. republicans are united against obama care when it comes to votes like this one, but a warring faction of tea party republicans led by ted cruz of texas are making it very real threat to shut down the u.s. government if the law is not killed. apparently the strategy is being lambasted as silly, dumb, unachievable and political suicide. and the people saying those words are not democrats, it's the republicans in congress who are saying those things. and those criticisms are delicate compared to what's in today's "washington post." charles krauthammer, a pulp pulitzer prize winning conservative columnist says cruz belongs to the looney bin. "and this is krauthammer, this is nuts. every physical showdown has rebounded against the republicans. those who fancy themselves tea party patriots fighting a sold out cocktail swilling establishment are demanding yet another cliff dive as a show of principle, and manliness. but there's no principle at stake here. this is about tactics. if i thought
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
department announced they were going to sue the state of texas over the voter i.d. law texas republicans put into place after the supreme court decision. a federal court in texas is reviewing the justice department's complaint. while that review goes on, the voter i.d. law in texas is going into effect. there's a fascinating little test case that's going to play out there this week. this is the ballot for a local city council race in the city of edinburg, texas. this tiny local election is going to be the first one in the state that will be held under the state's strict new voter i.d. laws. opponents of the law are planning to watch that election very closely to see what effect this new voter i.d. law has on the ability of minority residents to turn out and vote. the fight is also on right now in north carolina. that state's new voter suppression law is seen as even more draconian than the one passed in texas that the federal government is suing over right now. the north carolina law, and all of the national coverage of that law, has kicked up a wave of opposition in the state. last thursday
Aug 24, 2013 2:00pm PDT
on in north carolina legislatively, that's the fraud. what's going on in texas legislatively, that's the fraud. it's a made-up story to go after minorities. it's a made-up story to go after the elderly, the poor, the economically challenged and also to set up a bunch of hoops for the young kids in this country to get involved in the process. i say we can win this fight. but today has to be a wake-up for all americans that we have a long way to go. i want to bring in hillary shelton of the naacp, the grio's joy reid, and also lehigh university professor, james peters peterson. now, we all have our issues and things that we believe in. i lived diversity, i went to a black high school. i saw communities get resourced. back when i was in high school, we had after-school programs, we had resources. there was no idea like, we're not going to fund this school in this district, but we're not going to fund this one for certain reasons. and we are setting a dangerous precedent in this country by accepting the fact that teachers are the problem. that public education is failing all across the board. what
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
know - ideas, invention, life. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. welcome pack. the crisis in syria continues to lead our news at this hour. u.n. chemical weapons inspectors are now in lebanon. the convoy arrived there early this morning hours after completing their investigation. they are findings are expected to take a couple of weeks. we cannot accept a world where innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. >> president obama suggests the u.s. must take action the syria. today he will make th
Aug 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
to those states. we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. and when they ask us for our voter id, take out a photo of medgar evers, take out a photo of goodman, chaney, viola louisa. they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this for the, a and it gives you the idea of who we are. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> i gach enough blood on that bridgidge selma, alabama for the right to vote. i'm not going to stand by and let the supreme court take the right to vote away from us. you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out and get in the way. >> congressman john lewis at yesterday's march on washington, 50th anniversary, invoking the historical legacy for voting equality, a struggle that very
Aug 14, 2013 8:00am PDT
of the "legal view," baby monitors. we depend on them, don't we? what if they are hacked? a texas family has a terrible story about hearing a man's voice on their baby monitor saying filthy things to their 2-year-old girl. >>> also, a man arrested in connection with the disappearance of this beautiful girl, alexis murphy. this is not the first teenager, however, he is connected to. >>> and also, halle berry and jennifer garner bring star power to speak out publicly against the paparazzi snapping shots of their kids and the tears flow as they bring their case to their congress. >>> plus, hannah anderson in her own words answering some of the questions that people have had. the kidnapped girl taken into the woods by a family friend is speaking for the first time. she has explanations that may surprise you coming up on cnn. stay with us. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ hooking up the country helping business run ♪ ♪ build! we're investing big to keep our country in the lead. ♪ load! we keep moving to deliver what you need. and that means growth, lots of cargo going all
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
was wounded in an automobile driving into the downtown dallas along with the governor of texas. they have been taken to the hospital where their condition as yet unknown. we haven't been told their condition at dallas and a downtown hotel room a group has been gathered to hear president kennedy awaiting his arrival. let's head down there now where we are on the air. >> as you can imagine there are many stories that are coming in to the actual condition of the president. one is that he is dead. this cannot be confirmed. another is that the governor is in the operating room. this we have not confirmed. the president was whisked from the scene of the attempted assassination or assassination, depending upon his condition this hour to the hospital, and the president undoubtedly in the emergency room at the hospital would be on the first floor of the apartment. we are awaiting something more officials that is of course difficult certainly to go on the reports back at the cbs newsroom in new york. we have just been advised of dallas the diffusions are being governed to president kennedy. let us recal
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 8:00am EDT
on that and a look at the ncaa best conference, we turn to college football writer for yahoo sports. >> texas a&m comes into this year having already lost a lot of dies and johnny has had a really tough off season. so it's going tock interesting to see how texas a&m jells together. how manzel shakes off this rough off season. can he concentrate on football after everything he has been through? after partying winning the heisman, all this new celebrity and fame, and i think that's what people are most excited to see, is whether johnny can be the excitable player that everybody saw last year, and not be kind of the poster boy for a heisman fail. as he has been this off season. i think what we saw from the s exc already this weekend, proves that this is going to be a formidable conference. you saw vandy, and olemiss play a nail biter, which was really exciting and those aren't even two of top in the conference, i expect a lot out of alabama. i think they are going to show they are the most come innocence team in the conference, it could be kind of violent, and kind of exciting to watch if you are
Aug 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
in texas, it's all hat, no cattle. tea partiers led by ted cruz are making it a real threat to shut down the u.s. government if the plan is not killed. it's silly, dumb, unachievable and actually political suicide and the people saying those words are not democrats, it's the republicans in congress who are saying those things, and those criticisms are delicate compared to what's in today's "washington post." the columnist says cruz belongs to the loony bin. croat, and this is krauthammer -- this is nuts. those who fancy themselves tea party patriots fighting a sold-outcocktail-swill i sold-outcocktail-swilling establish pt are demanding yet another cliff dive as a show of principle and manliness. but there's no principle at stake here. this is about tactic. if i thought this would work, i would support it. but i don't fancy suicide. it has a tendency to be fatal. as for manliless, the real question here is sanity. nothing could better revine the fortunes. michael gershwin says, quote, cruz views this as the last stand against obama care, a conservative alamo. instead it would be a little
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am EDT
are inside the park. >>> health officials in texas are working to contain a measle outbreak. it is contained to a dallas church where 21 people have gotten sick so far. >>> celebrating the march on washington mall. where dr. martin luther king called for equal rights for all. thank you so much, i'm morgan radford. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. can you say stocktopussy? g102 2 more news. ♪ >>> and welcome back. late summer heat wave has prompted many schools across the events. heat stroke is a leading cause of death among athletes, and it is a particular concern for high school football players and their parents at this time of year. one h
Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
>> stephanie: he was pulled over for speeding in texas and had a gun. george zimmerman was stopped for speeding on a highway near dallas. the police -- i love this whole -- they have a police dash cam video. >> yep. >> stephanie: it shows an officer interacting with zimmerman, and letting him go with a warning. she is just lucky -- i just got my new car insurance bill, because i got a speeding ticket twice in the speed trap near my house. i was going 40 or something in a 35. >> yeah. >> stephanie: he is just so awesome -- >> stephanie: okay. you shot an unarmed teenager, okay. go home. have a good night's sleep. >> i think the cop was squared of him. >> stephanie: no, he did tthe douchy thing. he asked him. >> really? >> stephanie: after an unintelligible response, the officer asked nowhere in particular? why did you say that? you didn't see my name, zimmerman replies. [ buzzer ] >> oh, god. he wants to be a star now? >> stephanie: yeah. i'm a star. no. are you clear of warrants and stuff. and zimmerman said, he was clear. he said calm down dude. why don't you slow down for me. the officer says
Aug 2, 2013 4:00am PDT
in 2004 alex rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while he was playing with the texas rangers between 2001 and 2003. anne-marie? >> thank you. marlie hall. >>> bottle services. the postal service looks add delivering booze to help its bottomline. >>> up next, a depraved kidnapper gets his punishment. we'll hear emotional testimony from one of his victims. this is the "cbs morning news." so do tire swings! this is our ocean spray cran-lemonade. it's good, old-fashioned lemonade. only better! whoa! [ splash! ] ocean spray cran-lemonade. a bold twist on an old favorite. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. whoever said and fetch is just a game,k never experienced the happiness of loving a pet. that's why, at petsmart, we go above and beyond. with hundreds of new products coming soon for a brand new shopping experience. petsmart®. could change your tomorrow, if you do something today. with our career catalyst scholarship you can.
Aug 4, 2013 3:40pm EDT
. the gentlelady from texas for five minutes for any questions she may have. >> let me thank you very much for what i think is a vitally important hearing. click some breaking news from the state department which says it is extending the closure of embassies in the middle east and north africa, indices that were closed because of possible threats by al qaeda and its affiliates. those indices are scheduled to be closed through saturday. in the statement, the state department says since the indices and consulates would be closed anyway for most of the week for ramadan, they have extended those closures. not an indication, the statement says, of new threats. that again from the state department. one embassy that will not be included is the u.s. embassy in baghdad. it along with a few others have been authorized to open for normal operations tomorrow. and here on c-span, texas wendyatic state senator davis will be speaking at the national press club luncheon tomorrow. in june she launched on more than 10 hour filibuster against the texas antiabortion bill. we will have live coverage of her remarks begi
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
. >> the justice department, speaking of holder is suing texas over the new voter law. they wrote it's good to see the justice department so emphatically oppose laws that would check minority rights. unfortunately, fighting them is far easier said than done. how much can the department of justice do without the preclearance provision that was struck from the voting rights act? >> they can challenge these provisions, it just gets more difficult. in particular, in texas, which passed a voter i.d. law and redistricting plan last year, and the justice department was able to preemptively block them under the law as it was written. the supreme court struck down that part of the law and so the justice department is now returning using another section of the law saying we're still going to go after these provisi provisions, but right now they have to fight the law which is already in place, which is more difficult. they basically have one tool in their tool chest that's been removed. they still are showing it is a priority. >> i want to switch gears to this talk about impeachment. i want to play what sena
Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
Aug 14, 2013 10:00am PDT
months of texas so far. >> reporter: it's dragged on. this is day 69 of testimony. are they think it's going to go another month, maybe month and a half. they have more witnesses. some doctors and rebi jackson they will bring on. each witness is expected to go for an hour turns into a day. it's one of those trails and at stake is a lot of machine. that's why both sietds are getting everything they can. >>> he was once a rising star and now jesse jackson jr.'s star is burn out. there's another one on the high rows horizon. my mantra? trust your instincts to make the call. to treat my low testosterone, my doctor and i went with axiron, the only underarm low t treatment. axiron can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast cancer. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these symptoms to your doctor.
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. and james farmer, who had attended college in texas and howard university. worked with the n.a.a.c.p. and later became the head of corps the congress racial equality. and roy wilkins head of the n.a.a.c.p. grew up in minnesota. he was a warrior he was a fighter. and then young martin luther king, jr.. born in georgia, man that i admired, i loved. he was my inspiration. >> and then you? myself. the youngster. i was young. i was really young. so i grewvc:÷ up very poor in rl alabama and growing up, i saw the signs that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women. and i come and ask my mother and my father and my grandparents why? and they said that is the way it is. don't get in the way. don't get in trouble. i was 15 years old in 1955. i heard of rosa parks. i heard the words of martin luther king, jr. on the radio. the action of rosa parks and the words and leadership of dr. king inspired me. i was deeply inspired and i wanted to do something. i wanted to bring down the signs. >> john f. kennedy was not a fan of thicd march originally. >> he did not like the idea
Aug 1, 2013 1:40am PDT
on a highway in texas. an officer pulling over zimmerman outside of dallas for speeding. the video shows zimmerman telling the officer he's carrying a firearm in the glove compartment. the officer just gave zimmerman a warning. it is legal for zimmerman to transport a weapon in most states including texas. >>> now to a bittersweet victory for o.j. simpson winning parole but not freedom. >> this morning he faces an uphill legal battle. we get the latest from abc's brandy hitt. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. o.j. simpson's current attorney says he's pleased with the parole board's decision. he pleaded with that board last week for leniency, and it worked, but only on some of the charges. a small victory for o.j. simpson. nevada has granted the former nfl great parole on some of the charges stemming from his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction involving sports memorabilia simpson maintains was stolen from him. >> i would give it all back to these guys. they can have it all to get these last five years back. >> reporter: after this hearing last week, the nevada board of pa
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
say men. joining me now is representative from texas gsheila jackson lee. we went to church for a moment. >> i represent a poster child state that gave birth to lyndon baines johnson who took the message of martin king and the -- being driven by martin king and passed the civil rights act with the congress at that time, republicans and democrade, and the 1965 voting act. what i'm hoping in this spiritual moment that is not only the people who have gathered on the mall, and it is a momentous occasion. it's a beautiful sight. but i really want to hopefully share with those who are in their hospital beds or those who are in their offices and their schools, or at their offices about this moment. this is a moment for america to come together. >> yeah. you know, president clinton said that the people that came before him, the john lewises, the dr. martin luther king jr. of the world, we should honor them and honor how brave they are. van jones, there were moments there throughout these speeches. we went back to the '80s with president carter. back to the '90s with bill clinton. th
Aug 26, 2013 12:00am EDT
your perspective, in texas and how are people feeling about eric holder suing texas? >> there are some who believe that they had a birthday party and others who were not invited. much.ou so very let me express my appreciation for the broadness of this audience, reflective of those who were here in 1963 will stop this is the audience that marched hand in hand. people from all walks of life and all racial and religious backgrounds. we are women and men. we are asian. america is all about. the idea of the voting rights act being undermined and to theted is a statement world that we, too, almost two are different and bring different ideas to the table are not equal. postureou to be in the that you are six, seven, or eight feet tall. we, too, are america. i am honored to be with a man who chairs my committee. "ranking."logy is we need to do better than that. frankly, we were able to be part of the legislative construct of the voting rights act of 1965. we must honor those -- [applause] >> woo! woo! >> i will get the dr.'s question answered very quickly. i wanted us to honor him. it is an ex
Aug 14, 2013 5:00pm EDT
by the republican from texas so we don't have to worry about this. once we put the operatives concerns at rest we can use it for the potentials out there without worrying about the cloud of big brother. host: what are the high points of the powe promise? guest: it would been the weaponization of drones. that is one key thing. host: is there an appetite in congress to get this legislation done? guest: i think that there's been a lot of interest in there issue. it is a very difficult environment for anything to pass so who knows. but i think what we are seeing in the states is a strong indicator that a lot of people in congress are hearing from constituents and there is a lot of concern about this. host: jim is up next from new york city, democrat's line. caller: good morning. host: you are on. caller: i worked as a commercial airline pilot in this country and the concern about personal information is one thing. you just mentioned not doing drone work that volumes weaponization. if you look at the way the united states uses these things overseas, the united states has a temporary advantage in this
Aug 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
to tempur-pedic. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep texas highway. the truck driver says her brakes failed and overheated on interstate 35. eventually causing the cab burst into fla >>> huge flames engulf anle is wheeler on a texas highway -- an 18-wheeler on a texas highway after the brakes failed and overheated on 35 eventually causing it to burst into flames. no one was hurt. the accident shut down northbound lanes for hours. >>> no such problems here. yesterday i guess it was tomatoes. today anything cooking out there? >> nothing cooking. nothing like tomatoes. no vegetable spills or anything like that. it's all great for the bay area freedoms. it's slowing at the altamont pass but by and large a nice start to the morning commute. even the first bart trains are out of the yard on time. no delays for muni, caltrain or the altamont commuter express. 880 okay no delays approaching hegenberger road. you continue south on 880 and light traffic stays with you until the san mateo toll plaza. westbound traffic fine heading into foster city. the san mateo bridge we didn't have any majo
Aug 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
meaningless. meaningless measures, meaningless roll calls, meaningless speeches as they say down in texas, it's all hat and no cattle. republicans are united against obama care when it comes to votes like this one, but a warring faction of tea party republicans led by ted cruz of texas are making it very real threat to shut down the u.s. government if the law is not killed. apparently the strategy is being lambasted as silly, dumb, unachievable and political suicide. and the people saying those words are not democrats, it's the republicans in congress who are saying those things. and those criticisms are delicate compared to what's in today's "washington post." charles krauthammer, a pulitzerer price winning conservative columnist says cruz belongs to the loony bin. "and this is krauthammer, this is nuts. every physical showdown has rebounded against the republicans. those who fancy themselves tea party patriots fighting a sold out cocktail swilling establishment are demanding yet another cliff dive as a show of principle. and manliness. but there's no principle at stake here. this is about t
Aug 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
through the park and, two words, ted cruz. >>> i was born in 1970 in calvary, canada. i grew up in texas. >> citizenship, obama care, and being hooked on subsidies. his words, not mine. "newsroom" is back after a break. [ male announcer ] this is brad. his day of coaching begins with knee pain, when... [ man ] hey, brad, want to trade the all-day relief of two aleve for six tylenol? what's the catch? there's no catch. you want me to give up my two aleve for six tylenol? no. for my knee pain, nothing beats my aleve. no. could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. mmmhmmm...everybody knows that. well, did you know that old macdonald was a really bad speller? your word is...cow. cow. cow. c...o...w... ...e...i...e...i...o. [buzzer] dangnabbit. geico. fifteen minutes could save you...well, you know. saving time by booking an appointment online, even smarter. online scheduling. available now at >>> checking our top stories at 15 minutes past the hour, a camera captures a truck driving in the median and then look at that, it fell right into a ravine near lansing, mich
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
biggest game, you have to beat georgia and then that huge game later. no lsu, and no texas a&m on the schedule this year. so south carolina again to take that next step, they have to win the east, get to the title game, and then face the winner of the west, which most people think will likely be alabama. >> the one player that all comes to the forefront of everybody's mind. mainly considered to be the best overall player. some people say he should be in contention for the heisman. carl woodson of michigan the only defensive player to win back in 1997, but remember woodson was also a returner, so he did some things offensively for that michigan team as well. but clownny, 6'6", 274, defensive end, all-american gets into the backfield so quickly, he disrupted everything. georgia says you essentially can't politic the die with only one person, so clownny in the spotlight tonight, as he will be all year and probably in that heisman race. may have a seat in new york. >> rare that the defensive players. >> columbia in south carolina. >> including top seeded serena williams. he wins
Aug 14, 2013 4:00am PDT
in texas, it is said. the nfl's houston texans unveiled that, the world east largest indoor video screen. 53 feet high, 277 feet long. put that in the man cave, right? the cost, though, $16 million smackers. 15,000 square feet is what it gets you, though, of screen. you have to stack here if you had all that square feet, 1400 60-inch tvs to get what you see there. >>> jason dufner on the top of the world after winning the pga championship. he took his trophy to the empire state building. dufner's wife instagramed this. so much for people saying he was not very emotional. >>> just ahead for you, the life and times of the legendary ron burgundy will soon be revealed to all. >>> welcome back on this wednesday morning. if you're heading out the door, looks like your drive will be clear of any troublesome weather. we are going to look for clear skies. if you're driving near the fires, drive through some smoke, but that would be about it. 97, salt lake city, 82 in seattle. tomorrow, i mentioned the storm goes to the north, tries to drag through the front, couple clouds, showers, not a lot of w
Aug 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
in texas and north carolina and other places they're coming with all these schemes. voter i.d. well, we always had i.d. why do we need new i.d. now? we had i.d. when we voted for johnson. we had i.d. when we voted nixon. we had i.d. when we voted for those that succeeded him, carter, reagan, bush, clinton, bush again. why when we get to obama do we need some special i.d.? but i tell you what we going to do. when we leave washington, we getting ready to march. we're going to go to those states. we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. when they ask us for our voter i.d., take out a photo of medgar evers. take out a photo of viola, they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this photo. it gives you the i.d. of who we are. second, we need jobs. we didn't come here to just talk. we want voter legislation. we need jobs. if we can't get jobs, we need to continue these marches and if we get tired, we need to sit down in the offices of some of those here that don't understand folk want to work and earn for their families. 50 years ago, dr.
Aug 29, 2013 5:30am PDT
has been sentenced to death for killing 13 soldiers at a texas army base in 2009. major nidal hasan said he opened fire to protect islamist insurgents from american troops about to deploy to afghanistan. >> he is not giving his wife. -- life. we are taking his life. that's how the prosecution convinced the military jury to sentence major the dollhouse on the death -- to sentence major nidal hasan to death, despite his efforts to become a martyr. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self- interest. as far as his claim that he was saving lives, he has nothing but -- done nothing but further deteriorate relationships between the u.s. and middle eastern countries. nidal hasan is a coward and unrepentant murderer. >> on november 5 2009, hasan opened fire in the medical facility leaving 12 dead and m any wounded. the american-born muslim soldier never denied being the gunman. he barely put up a defense during his trial. hasan's execution is likely years away. the military justice system requires an automatic appeal th
Aug 24, 2013 10:00am PDT
percentage at ft. hood, texas. he justified the attack because soldiers there were being deployed to what he called an illegal war in afghanistan. >>> authorities in washington state are searching for a second teenager suspected of beating a world war ii veteran to death. police are calling kennan adams kennard a danger to the public. another 16-year-old is in custody charged with murder. >>> san diego mayor bob filner will be out of a job beginning next friday, but he's not out of the spotlight just yet. the mayor still faces possible lawsuits after 18 women accused him of sexual harassment. yesterday, the city council announced his resignation. he apologized for offensive behavior, but added he was the victim of mob hysteria. >> those of you in the media and in politics who fed this hysteria, i think need to look at what you helped create. because you have unleashed a monster. and i think we'll be paying for this for a long time. >> he is also the target of a criminal investigation. >>> today, thousands of people are gathering on the national mall to mark the 50th anniversary of the march
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
to be getting your input as all of this unfolds. >>> and also, fort hood, texas, comes down to this simple question. will nidal hasan, the man who gunned down so many of his army comrades, spend the rest of his life in prison or be put to death? that next. ♪ [ female announcer ] when your swapportunity comes, take it. ♪ what? what? what? [ female announcer ] yoplait. it is so good. yeah. i heard about progressive's "name your price" tool? i guess you can tell them how much you want to pay and it gives you a range of options to choose from. huh? i'm looking at it right now. oh, yeah? yeah. what's the... guest room situation? the "name your price" tool, making the world a little more progressive. >>> right now at fort hood, texas, only one question remains. will convicted mass murderer major nidal hasan spend the rest of his life in a military prison, or be put to death for the 2009 base shooting that left 13 people dead, 32 others wounded. today the state gave a 45-minute emotional closing argument calling hasan "a criminal, a cold-blooded murderer." hasan declined to say anything and t
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, first if you are in austin, texas, cap city from august 7th-10, it is the one and only rojo perez . that's the only r, i'll roll, i promise. >> thank you. >> john: seen right here in nyc hosting 'killer comedy' at the underground every friday night. the lovely carolina hidalgo. and finally another new york favorite you can rabbithole comedy at legion bar brooklyn ny it's gabe pachecho gabe. good evening. thank you all for being here. a record 23.7 million eligible voters in america according analysis at the census center. you can't hope to get the white house without at least 65% of the latino vote, which the democratic party seems to know. the republican party has half realized it. how could numbers like this effect the possibility of any serious immigration reform? gabe? >> i mean, i think it's just foolish not to really cater to the latino vote. so republicans are shooting themselves in the foot by not doing anything about this. >> john: it's sort of a two-sided argument. on the national level it is believed that you have to have latino vet -- voters in the party to win. ann could te
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
in texas and north carolina. >> well, i'm just so excited to be here. i was not born 50 years ago. however my parents met when they were active in the civil rights movement. sofrg that was about the march 50 years ago, the dream, is -- i sat on the shoulders of all these folks. i would not be the first african-american woman attorney general in california if it were not for those fights. this is a vow we're making to our commitment to equal rights and civil right in our country. in terms of the civil rights act it was a great achievement. ruth bader ginsberg said it well we need to understand maybe it's not raining at one particular moment doesn't mean we put our umbrella away. the civil rights amendment was to assure equal access to the polls. we know with texas and other places that access is questionable and that was the power of the voting rights act which was actually gutted by the supreme court decision and i applaud erick holder and the justice department doing the work they are doing to fight, to make sure that all americans have equal access to the polls. >> course the march was f
Aug 29, 2013 1:00am PDT
issues, narrowly defined. for example, this fight is over voting rights in north carolina and texas. there is attorney general eric holder weighing in. that's happening at the official level. how much do you feel like the unofficial response, the sort of movement response, the activist response, even the political response is in inheritance from that civil rights movement, do we reinvent ourselves every time we fight these guys. >> it's different, i've never seen an attorney general as great as eric holder. he's going after arizona a couple years ago, he's going after texas, going to go after north carolina, i have no doubt about that somebody who has that integrity, says the government is here to protect people, not to go after people, he's talking about reducing sentences. he is a person from my point of view who obama made a wise choice, playing the first black american to be the attorney general. that means he's going to be changing the whole dialogue, i hope whoever follows him, will have the same sense that i am the government lawyer, i'm going to decide what the law's going t
Aug 23, 2013 9:00am EDT
. it is happening over and over again. we see it in texas. we see it in north carolina. >> i got to bring up what colin powell did yesterday. and colin powell goes down. probably a paid speech. i don't know this. i'm assuming. speaking in front of business leaders. does his usual shtick. then he just unloads on what north carolina did. and it seemed to silence a room that was probably filled with more republicans than democrats, business leaders. at the same time, a lot of them streamed out and suddenly felt, boy, if colin powell's lecturing us, maybe something went wrong. >> i think it showed certainly a lot of courage and bravery on behalf of colin powell. but here's the thing. whether it is voting rights, whether it is immigration, for example, which is hot right now, what we need is not just the colin powells of the world but we need the soccer moms of the world, we need the nurses that are tending to emergency rooms and know what it is like to see uninsured populations, of which a very high degree of them are immigrants, standing up with courage, going to attend town hall meetings, attending
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
this month. heritage foundation jim demint and a texas pastor and father of texas senator ted cruz will talk about efforts to cut off funding for the health care law. >> then they go out and lead in their communities, they go out and lead and get the message out and they are influential and we are looking for a vast network of these individuals across the country so we can provide an infrastructure of accountability. we call the people doing this sentinels. we believe they have been doing it all along. we want to sustain and equip them. we invite more people to be trained and do this kind of important work. i want to introduce a lady who has been doing this in pennsylvania. she is involved in her local tea party, her local republican club. when she first started she was relatively inactive but now she is taking meetings with her congressmen. she sin formed, and able to get the conservative message out. we're excite ford her to come out. please come up and give us our pledge. [applause] >> i pledge allegion to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands o
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